Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Antennaria lanata -- (Woolly pussytoes)

photos by Susan McDougall


Antennaria lanata

Common in subalpine rocky habitat to elevations of 7,000 feet, the flowers of this Aster Family member are crowded into a small head. The basal leaves are four inches in length, oblong and woolly; the stem leaves are much reduced.

Location: Sunrise, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 2, 2013

Author: Susan McDougall
Sunrise, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7905, -121.7172, 5834
Date: August 2, 2013
Antennaria lanata

This Antennaria does not form mats but rather is tufted, rising from a heavy rootstock. The basal leaves have three veins.

Location: Sunrise, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: July 25, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Sunrise, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.9146, -121.638
Date: July 25, 2014

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